Monroe, Georgia facts for kids
Walton County, Georgia courthouse
|Motto: Do Right|
Location in Walton County and the state of Georgia
|• Total||10.5 sq mi (27.1 km2)|
|• Land||10.4 sq mi (26.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||909 ft (277 m)|
|• Density||1,086.4/sq mi (420.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0356398|
Monroe was founded in 1818 as seat of the newly formed Walton County. It was incorporated as a town in 1821 and as a city in 1896.
Monroe was the premier cotton producer in the state of Georgia during the 1900s. The two main cotton mills in Monroe used to be the driving economic force in the region. Now the mills no longer produce for the cotton industry, but rather serve as economic engines for the region by showcasing premiere antique markets, event space, and other unique retail.
Monroe is located at(33.793295, -83.710790).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27 km2), of which 10.4 square miles (27 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (1.05%) is water.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,234 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 51.8% White, 42.2% Black, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from some other race and 1.6% from two or more races. 3.4% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,407 people, 4,287 households, 2,983 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,101.3 people per square mile (425.1/km²). There were 4,637 housing units at an average density of 447.7 per square mile (172.8/km²). There were 4,287 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 25.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the city, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males. Current mayor is Greg Thompson.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $31,568. Males had a median income of $30,717 versus $23,028 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,636 (2008). About 19.8% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over.
The racial makeup of the city is 54.69% White, 42.24% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 2.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
- Alfred H. Colquitt - Georgia governor and senator who served as a Confederate officer
- Frances Conroy - Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning actress
- Besse Cooper - world's oldest living person between June 2011 and December 2012
- Marquis Floyd - NFL player
- Lonnie Hillyer - jazz trumpeter
- Tyler Hubbard - country music singer/songwriter, member of the band Florida Georgia Line
- Martha Wilson Lumpkin - daughter of Georgia Governor and US Senator Wilson Lumpkin, and for whom Atlanta was originally named "Marthasville"
- Henry Dickerson McDaniel - governor of Georgia from 1883 to 1886
- Moina Michael - American professor and humanitarian known as the "Poppy Lady"
- Prince Hulon Preston, Jr. - member of the US House of Representatives
- Patricia Roberts - US Olympic Silver Medalist and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
- Stephon Tuitt - defensive end for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and former All-American at the University of Notre Dame
- Clifford Walker - governor of Georgia from 1923 to 1927.
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